Despite having different cultures and dialects, Spain's east coast, France's south coast and Italy's west coast all have in common one thing: a love for food. Think a drizzle of olive oil, fresh seafood, and flavoursome garlic, pulses, herbs and vegetables that contribute effortlessly to a healthy lifestyle. Lucio Galletto and David Dale's Coastline is a collection of stories, debates, beautiful images and delicious Mediterranean recipes covering salads, pasta sauces, pizza and pies, soups and stews, feasts and desserts from the fishing villages, farms and cobbled squares around the golden crescent. Woven through the recipes and stories, Lucio and David debate who does what better so you know exactly where to visit when you travel to the Mediterranean. Discover whether Marseilles, Valencia or Genoa cook up the best Bouillabaise; where you can find the most delicious pesto (is it Italy, France or Spain?); and where to source the finest ratatouille (Provence, Liguria or Catalonia?). Each recipe is inspired by traditional dishes plucked straight from Mediterranean towns and communities.Learn to cook up Pizza al'Andrea which is topped with tomatoes and anchovies; Pisciarada (Potato and parmesan pie); Suquet of shrimp with toasted almond sauce (fish stew from Costa Brava); Red mullet with potatoes and onions (Cassis); and Bunuelos (bunyols/beignets/zeppole) donuts with aniseed.
Whether you're planning a holiday to the Mediterranean or not, Coastline is an absolute essential for any home cook who enjoys the flavoursome dishes of the Mediterranean and wishes to replicate them at home.
Lucio Galletto grew up on the Italian Riviera but migrated to Australia where he runs the acclaimed Sydney restaurant Lucio's. David Dale is the author of The 100 Things Everyone Needs To Know About Italy, and Anatolia - Adventures in Turkish cooking, which was featured in publications such as Olive, The Guardian, Metro and Psychologies.